Students Get Windows 10 Education for Free

Windows 10You may already know that SMU offers Microsoft Office 365 at no charge for active students, faculty, and staff. You may also have taken advantage of to get other software discounts. If you are just now arriving to campus as a new member of the SMU family, make a note of these freebies and discounts to make your life easier! In addition to the already great discounts available, we now offer the Windows 10 operating system at no charge for active students!

If you’ve been wanting to upgrade a Windows 7 computer or maybe want to install Windows 10 on a computer you’ve built, this is for you! This is also a great way for Mac users to install Windows on their computers, too. To take advantage of this offer, head over to and create an account if you haven’t already. Then, click on the Microsoft tab in the Student section and you will find Windows 10 Education available.

If you are wanting to run Windows on your Mac computer, you have a few options. Boot Camp allows for a native installation of Windows on your hard drive, which requires you to reboot your computer in order to start Windows. If you want to use Mac and Windows software at the same time, you can purchase a virtualization program like VMWare Fusion or Parallels from OnTheHub at a discounted rate or use a free program like Oracle VirtualBox.

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.